ABOUT JERICHO - PLANNING

Grantham gone

Posted - May 14, 2011

Building sold

The Council has agreed to sell Grantham House, for a sum assumed to be well above £3 million, to a private developer who will refurbish the interior to bring it up to current standards. While this will not create any social housing on the site it will generate funds that can be used to support social housing elsewhere in Jericho, possibly on the canalside site.

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Cranham Street used to be a blot on the city

Before Grantham House was built, the site became notoriously derelict, making Cranham Street according to the local press a ‘blot on the city’ – wrecked by local children, and a refuge for rats and for ‘layabouts sleeping off the drink’ who were repeatedly evicted by the police.

The origins of Nelson Street?

Nelson Street takes its name from a local pub, the Lord Nelson, subsequently renamed Carpenters’ Arms—which has since been converted to housing.